Armenian farmers better like foreign types of vegetables
YEREVAN, August 22. /ARKA/. Armenian farmers prefer today foreign types of vegetables and watermelons, Armenia’s minister of agriculture Garnik Petrosyan said.
Somehow yield potential of foreign types is higher than that of native ones, and they are more pest resistant, the deputy minister said.
Another factor is that native types cost less on the market.
Often Armenian farmers plant foreign types for sale and native types for their own needs, he said.
Yet, native types are still planted. The deputy minister said this year the country’s scientific center for vegetables and watermelons sold local tomato seeds for 115 kilograms (for up to 700 hectares).
Petrosyan also said the ministry of agriculture takes large-scale measures to maintain and develop native types of vegetables. –0--